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American Sign Language: "spring"

The sign for "spring" is based on the sign for "GROW."  This is a noun verb pair.  If you use a single motion it means "grow."  If you use a double motion it means "spring" (or "garden" or "a plant"). 

SPRING-(springtime) / PLANT / garden:
Generally use a double motion.

Sample sentence:  "Which do you like best? Spring, summer, or autumn?"



GROW uses a single motion.


PLANT-(potted) (English Sign version)  (NOT ASL)
This version is generally regarded as "Signed English" It means "plant" as in "a potted plant."
I'll show this to you in case you see it out in the community, but I recommend you just "spell" P-L-A-N-T when referring to a potted plant or just use a small version of the sign SPRING.



Note:  To sign "garden," I do the sign "grow" using a small, quick motion, then I move my hands a couple inches to the right and sign "grow" again.

Also see: GROW

If you mean "GROW" as in grow up, see: "RAISED / grow up"

If you mean "plant" as in "planting" or "to plant" see: SEED

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